Trade Surplus was a Culture Mind placed in a Killer-class Offensive Unit. It saw action during the Idiran-Culture War.[1]


The ROU Trade Surplus was built in time to participate in the early stages of the Idiran-Culture War. It carried out a diversionary operation with the ROU Revisionist near Schar's World to help prevent a Culture Mind taking refuge on the planet from being captured by the Idirans. It was not given the reason for the mission. The Mind and crew regarded the mission as dangerous and near-suicidal.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Consider Phlebas, chapter 9
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